Repository Service at National Institute
of Oceanography, Goa has been
developed to archive and provide open access to the research and other
intellectual publications of Institute researchers. One of the major
concerns associated with making material available in the repository
is publisher's copyright. And major copyright concern is with journal articles.
The following guidelines are helpful in deciding to archive publications
in open-access institutional repositories.
- Find out the publisher of your publication. Then find out the
self-archiving policy of the publisher. Please check the following
sources to know more about the archiving policy.
* The SHERPA/RoMEO Publisher Policies
list (search by publisher) or the EPrints/RoMEO
Publisher Policies list (search by journal title)
* The Lund Directory of Open Access Journals lists "free, full text,
quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals by title and by subject".
- If the publisher is not listed in these sources, you
may be able to find details of the copyright agreement you signed
on the publisher's
web site (often within the section on "Guidelines/instructions
- Library staff can assist you in ascertaining publisher’s policies
(contact: Dr. M.P. Tapaswi).
Some points to look out for:
Many publishers do permit authors to make the pre-prints version
of the article available in repositories. By this they are referring
to the pre-refereed version.
Post-refereed version (Post-prints):
Some publishers will allow the post-refereed, final author version, to
be included in institutional
not in the form of the formatted PDF file that appears in the journal.
Publisher PDFs: Some publishers prefer the final PDF version
to be used, as this is a clear indication that an article in
a repository is the
bona fide version.
or departmental web sites: Some publishers will permit authors to make
copies of their publications available
on a personal web site, but not in an institutional repository.
Please note: This
document can only provide guidelines and should not be relied on for legal
For further information
please contact: Satya Ranjan Sahu, DRS administrator & Content
Moderator, phone: 370, Email: satya.